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  • Title: PoSA: Bibliographical Note
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    • The second edition, revised and enlarged by the author, appeared under the
    • The first English translation of the book appeared in London in 1916,
    • When the revised and enlarged German edition appeared in 1918, the same
    • Poppelbaum, Ph.D. appeared in London, 1939 and again in 1949.
  • Title: PoSA: Introduction - Rudolf Steiner as a Philosopher
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    • of recent Western philosophy, Rudolf Steiner appears as a
    • was published already as early as 1886. (Further editions appeared
    • presented to our sense organs but appears, in our own thinking, on the
    • reality, a spiritual world, but it does not appear to us as such.
    • pure thinking. At first glance, Steiner's philosophy of ethics may appear
    • dictated by a general law appears to him as unfree, heteronomous, while only
  • Title: PoSA: Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
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    • where what I said a quarter of a century ago appeared to me clumsily
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter I: The Conscious Human Deed
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    • appears has any special importance, but because it seems to me to express
    • appears as determined from without, namely by the circumstances which come
    • appears as determined from within and not from without. Now, because a
    • where the following remark on freedom appears:
    • my heart when the representation of a person who arouses pity appears in my
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter II: The Fundamental Urge For Knowledge
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    • the tree appear to us now motionless, now in movement? Thus we ask. Every
    • beings. The universe appears to us to have two opposite poles: I and
    • He, too, feels dissatisfied with the world as it appears to him, and seeks
    • absolute idealism, appears as an extreme spiritualist — is
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
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    • sight it appears to be our activity is beyond doubt. We know with absolute
    • certainly appears to be the case. The question here is: What do we gain by
    • reality, subject and object, appearance and thing-in-itself, ego and
    • these objects appear within the range of my experience. But my thinking that
    • to me, could I say that my picture of thinking appeared in quite a definite way,
    • this is the nature of thinking, it appears to the observer as willed through
    • because what one believes one is observing as active thinking only appears
    • an unknown hand at every point where it appeared. — No, whoever wants to
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
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    • ideal counterpart as belonging together. When the object disappears from his
    • observation. Insofar as the human being observes an object, it appears to
    • him as given; insofar as he thinks, he appears to himself as active. He
    • subject; rather it appears to itself as a subject because it is able to
    • seem to appear to him, as things having an existence completely independent
    • the sun appear as a disk on the horizon and follows the course of this disk,
    • from which I am looking. The form in which it appears to me, therefore, is
    • subjectivity. If these latter disappear when our perception of them
    • disappears, then the former, being bound up with them, must likewise
    • disappear.
    • disappear with the act of perceiving them, and have no meaning apart from
    • place in me while I observe the tree. When the tree disappears from my field
    • different senses gives rise to different perceptions. This appears to show
    • by the processes in the brain and appears again only as an effect of this in
    • disappears; that it is only a modification of my soul condition. Is there
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
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    • independently of him while the perceptions disappear as soon as he turns his
    • like a mirror from which the pictures of things also disappear the moment
    • our dream-images an image of our self appears, so in waking consciousness
    • world of representations that was given us, even if this disappeared as soon
    • subject; the concept, however, does not appear till a human being confronts
    • the plant. Quite true. But leaves and blossoms appear on the plant only if
    • because of our limitations that things appear to us as if they were
    • the subject of cognition, who appears as an individual through his identity
    • perceiving at the same time that it appears as a movement of the body. The
    • the concept, is. Let us look at this realm of mere perceptions: it appears
    • significance in its life appears to us as equal in value to the most
    • important limb. The separate facts appear in their own significance, as well
    • manner in which the content of thought first appears, we will call
    • force, object and subject, etc. What appears to our observation as single
    • Let us assume that a certain perception, for example, red, appears in my
    • mentioned, what else is there in that section of space where they appear? I
    • A perception always appears as a quite definite, concrete content. This
    • which stands before me has disappeared from my field of observation. My
    • appears in me. From noticing this fact, it is but a step to the opinion: All
    • long as one considers only the relationship to the world into which man appears
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  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VI: The Human Individuality
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    • my perceiving I appear, in the first instance, enclosed within the boundary
    • The moment a perception appears in my field of observation,
    • the perception disappears from my field of vision, what do I retain? My
    • Reality appears to us as perception and concept, and the subjective
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
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    • things, our own subject included, appears at first as a duality. Cognition
    • by means of cognition, “the world of appearance,” in contrast to the unified
    • to appear in consciousness. But it is supposed to evoke in the subject a
    • accessible to physical perception. God must appear in bodily form; little
    • ceaseless flux, arising and disappearing, and of imperceptible forces which
    • this whole appears rent in two at the place between our perception and our
    • example, they had twice as many sense-organs), the connection would appear
    • perceiving being that determines how the world unity appears to be torn
    • A fanciful description of how different the world would appear to other than
    • of electric or magnetic force, etc. It may appear as if the elements
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter VIII: The Factors of Life
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    • simply given. It is brought about by our activity. To begin with, it appears
    • perceptions, appear before cognition has occurred. At first we have
    • the dim feeling of our existence. But what for us appears only later is
    • appears to him more important than anything else. He will believe that he
    • The form of existence in which the will appears to him within the self becomes
    • for him a direct principle of reality. His own will appears to him as a special
    • reflection in the ordinary life of soul appears lifeless and abstract. No
    • then appears to have dried out. But this is only the strong shadow cast by
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
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    • always appear apart: concept and perception. If this is not recognized, then
    • first allows it to appear as full reality, is experienced in the act of
    • free, thinking appears. The spiritual substance that acts in thinking has a
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter X: Philosophy of Freedom and Monism
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    • again in a perceptible way, for example when God appears in the burning
    • own particular intentions with regard to man. Moral laws appear to such a
    • world-order appears to the dualist as the perceptible reflection of a higher
    • appears as a logical contradiction, namely the universal character of
    • who cannot recognize the other swing, all individual life appears to cease in
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
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    • Only very gradually does this mistaken concept of purpose disappear from
    • in nature are concepts in evidence as causes; concepts always appear only as
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
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    • not be done. Laws appear in the form of general concepts only when they
    • that we take over from our ancestors appear as given, like the natural laws
    • The appearance of completely new moral ideas through moral imagination is,
    • appearance of a new kind of animal from previous ones. Only such a theory
    • Commandments), or to the appearance of God on the earth (Christ). Everything
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
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    • in the world. He passes in review before the tribunal of reason whatever appears
    • pleasure and dis pleasure may also appear in a being where they are not the
    • ambitious, but in recollection this appears in a milder light, whereas the
    • And this always appears as a goal worth striving for.
    • member of his total being, so that to do what is immoral appears to him as a
  • Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
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    • the species. The species explains why something about the individual appears
  • Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
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    • revealed as a mere appearance due to perceiving. Man can find his
    • experience of thinking. Thinking destroys the appearance due to perceiving,
    • manifoldness of perceptions is only its appearance determined by our
    • appearance resulting from perceiving has always been the goal of human
    • these two factors. One factor appears to perception, the other to intuition.
    • spiritual perception it will not appear foreign to him, because in intuitive
    • first appeared, deal with such a world of spiritual perception. The
    • it appears to the author that one able in all earnestness to enter into the
  • Title: PoSA: First Appendix
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    • in general. What has so far been dealt with here appears to me to be a task
    • physical, bodily appearance of the other person, given me as perception,
    • thinking, I am obliged to say that they are not at all what they appear to
    • be to the external senses. Within the perceptions as they appear directly to
    • mere appearances to the senses. But what, in their extinction, they
    • extinguish themselves as appearances to the senses, are grasped by my thinking,
    • canceled out through the extinction of the appearances to the senses. In my
    • extinction and re-appearance of self-consciousness occurs too quickly to be
    • above often occur in regard to many problems which appear in philosophical
    • objects of consciousness to appear in human consciousness. All we can do is to
  • Title: PoSA: Second Appendix
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    • uncertainty. Only that truth which appears to us as coming from within
    • for his creative powers in a world that appears to him as an enigma.

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